Thursday, 17 June 2010

Bringing on the wall, Day 39 - Pillar of Dave

Dave brought along his camera, with its wide-angled lens, to take a picture of the whole length of the completed wall.

Today, I didn't add much to the next section.  I was putting in some plants, a mixture of flowers and veggies.  A work in progress, as you see - and, although some of them are perennials, they will be taken out in the autumn, even those that are to be put back in the same place, because the whole bed needs to be thoroughly manured and, so far, I'm just putting in a few spadesful under each plant.

I've just realised that the pic is on the huh.  My photos are always on the huh, I don't do straight.  It's not the wall, which is totally upright.

These are the few bricks that I did lay, and you'll see that (it being a joining-up section) even if I can't do upright, I can do level.
Dave, of course, is both upright and on the level.  He laid a few more bricks, but I was slaving in the kitchen by then and, as I went out after lunch, I didn't take a picture of the finished section.  I'll do it in the next few days, before our next work morning.

This afternoon, I went with Weeza, Al, Squiffany and Pugsley to the theatre, to a production of Snow White on ice.  A mixture of ballet, skating and acrobatics, it was both remarkable and very enjoyable.  Dilly was working today so couldn't come (not to waste the ticket, Al shut up shop early and joined us) and so she is going tomorrow with her sister Deepa.

Afterwards, we scooped up Ro and all went out for a meal.  So the Sage had a double treat - a peaceful afternoon and dinner out.  He thanks you for your birthday wishes.  Now, I shall join him in bed for a cuddle before sleep.

All them phootoos is on the huh*, I've just noticed.  Heh.

*As we say in Norfolk


Eddie 2-Sox said...

Dialect. Here in King's Lynn there's no effin' Focus, but there's at least six O's in Homebase.

Dave said...

Gosh, the top of the wall (in the first photo) looks almost level.

Christopher said...

Splendid progress. I hope you've concealed a time capsule somewhere inside it - this wall will outlive us all and in due course it will attain the same legendary status as the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. I hope you've left a few niches in it here and there for leaving messages, votive offerings etc. in.

We too have a green watering-can as seen on Razor-blade of Life. Can you explain - in standard English - what the little protuberance is above the spout?

Dave said...

I have two green watering cans with little protuberances. They store the rose attachment, when one is using the can on the 'pour lots of water all in one go' mode.

Rog said...

Will there be a topping out ceremony?

Happy Birthday to the Sage!!!!

Z said...

The Zoo is also put in my name.

Yes, Dave, but you remembered to straighten out the picture I suppose.*

That's what them ornamental bricks are for, Chris. I'm sorry that Dave jumped in with a solemnly correct explanation, I was going to tell you that it's where the teat goes when you're bottle-feeding orphan cows.

Everyone who has laid at least one brick will receive a memento, Rog. Last year's party was postponed because of the Illness of Dave, but I'd like to think it will still happen.

*Of course, I'm joking. The top is level.

Roses said...

Please wish the Sage a happy belated birthday for me. Sorry I was absent yesterday.

Didn't Dave do well?

Christopher said...

I believe you anyway, Z.

Blue Witch said...

That lot of plants is going to take an awful lot of watering, in the shadow of a wall, isn't it?

And thanks to Dave for the lump explanation. I had no idea either.

Z said...

Thank you, Roses.

Christopher, you are a gentleman.

Yes. But with our sand-on-gravel soil, everything does. The shrubs at the front of the house are chosen to need no watering, however dry it gets, but the veggies do get watered, and so it'll be a good place to sneak in some flowers to benefit from that.

luckyzmom said...

Hope the Sage had a Happy Birthday!